Monday, December 19, 2011

8 days CHINA SHANGHAI Tour - Day 05 Wuxi/Hangzhou on December 10, 2011

The temperature in Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Wuzhen area from December 6 - 12, 2011 was between -4°C to 10°C . We had to bring along Windbreaker or Jacket, Umberella or Rain Coat in case of changes in temperature or raining.

8D Jiangnan Tour: (December 6, 2011 - December 13, 2011)

Day 05 on December 10, 2011
- Wuxi/Hangzhou: After had a nice buffet breakfast from Noble Crown Hotel and checked out, we started our half day tour in Wuxi. we started our journey again and this time Xiao Fang our tour guide from Wuxi took us Lihu Lake Park for a short while. (Lihu Lake, a bay of Taihu lake, has something to do with the legent of Fanli and Xishi who is one of the four beauties in ancient China.



Pearl factory in Wuxi - This was my good experienced visiting the factory where I could learn the proceed of pearl manufacturing. I bought 2 pearl bracelets for Fiona and Eunice at RMB140 each.(It is one of the Wuxi local specialties as a souvenir gift. I did not buy the cream. Maybe I was so facinated and amazed by the many pearls jewellery there till I forgot to buy a bottle of cream for myself.

On the way for lunch, Xiao Fang our tour guide in Wuxi taught us how to say some words in Wuxi dialect. I can't remember all of it. I like the way Xiao Fang called the word "duck"

Lunch hour: I like the soup. RMB20 per bowl. It was boiled in a very large container. Name of the soup: Buddha jumps over the wall.


On the way for dinner we stopped somewhere for a short while but I could not recall what place was it already.

Dinner time - MEALS HIGHLIGHT: Hangzhou Dongpo Pork Meat and Beggar Chicken







After dinner, we board on the coach and off to watch Hangzhou West Lake Show: It is a famous indoor show in Hangzhou. The performance showcases the culture of theregion and last around one hour. The variety show contains songs, dances, opera, acrobatics and stunts are intergrated to present the ancient civilzation and customs of Hangzhou. Thank you, sifu for taking us there. We enjoyed the show very much. The ticket costs RMB180 per person.

Sorry guys I couldn't take better pictures. Camera giving problem again at night.

This is Xiao Shun. Our tour guide from Shouzhou.







Here we are again. Another hotel to rest till morning before going to the next destination. This time we checked in to Pujing Garden Hotel, Hangzhou on December 10, 2011








Till Day 06 post.

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